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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cherokee's Zac Anderson controls his opponent on the way to the championship of the 152-pound weight class at Saturday's Kingsley-Pierson Wrestling Invitational.Photo contributed.
Cherokee's Anderson champion at 152

KINGSLEY - In their best showing to date this season, the Cherokee Braves wrestling team had 10 grapplers place at the rugged Kingsley-Pierson Wrestling Invitational here Saturday.

Among those battling Braves placing were champion Zac Anderson at 152 pounds, and runners-up Austin Agnitsch at 103, and Jack Letsche at 140.

Six other Braves placed third, including Nate Laursen at 125, Rick Weaver at 145, Tyler McLaughlin at 160, Manny Bustos at 189, Trevor Devitt at 215, and Miah Back at 285. Gabe Conley was fifth at 171 for Cherokee.

Anderson won all three of his matches, including a 10-6 decision over Tyler Campbell of K-P, a 1:22 fall over Jake Petersen of Westwood, and a 4:18 fall over Luke Peters of Lawton-Bronson.

Rick Weaver of Cherokee is in the process of flipping his opponent on the way to a third-place finish at Saturday's Kingsley-Pierson Wrestling Invitational in Kingsley. Photo contributed
Cherokee wrestlers competing in multiple matches included Letsche, who beat Jacob Letsche of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 7-2, and lost by fall in 2:59 to champion Matt Steffen of K-P; Weaver, who lost by fall in 3:28 to Ron Singleton of L-B, won by fall in 1:13 over Jacob Johnson of Hull Western Chrstian, and beat Jon McNaughton of K-P 2-1; McLaughlin, who pinned Drew Hoekstra of HWC in 1:20, was pinned in 1:27 by Adam Watts of L-B, pinned Michael Nasers of K-P in :23, and beat Ryan Mulvihill of Westwood; Conley, who was pinned in 1:10 by Cole Simons of K-P. was pinned in 2:23 by Tyler Vanderzwaag of HWC, and pinned Omar Munoz of Westwood in 1:57.

Also, Bustos, who was pinned in 1:07 by Sam Van Ginkle of HWC, pinned Matt Richardson of L-B in :54, and pinned Sam Anderson of Westwood in 4:41; Devitt, who pinned Jerret Spink of K-P in :55, was pinned in :29 by Trent Baker of Westwood, and pinned K-P's Spink a second time in 2:24; Back, who was pinned by Dillon Mugge of MMC in 4:49, and beat Juan Munoz of Westwood 5-1.

Trevor Devitt of Cherokee has his opponent in a precarious position during the Kingsley-Pierson Wrestling Invitational in Kingsley Saturday. Devitt placed third for the Braves. Photo contributed.
Agnitsch wrestled just one match in the finals and was pinned by Austin Meade of Westwood in 1:07, and Laursen placed third, losing his lone match by fall to Jeremy Devries of L-B in :16.

Lawton-Bronson won the team title with 168 points, followed by Westwood 142, Cherokee 137, K-P 132, HWC 116, and MMC 116.

"It was a great day for us," said a pleased Cherokee coach Jason Wood. "We had our highest placing of the year with 137 team points. We had the most third-place finishes, too. Zac dominated on the mat and was a champion with two pins on the day."

The Braves travel to MMC Thursday night for a double dual also featuring Ridge View.

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